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Ketchup recipes

Ketchup

Often called catsup in the US, this thick, slightly sweet and spicy sauce is a traditional American accompaniment to French fries, hamburgers and many other foods. It is usually made from tomatoes, vinegar, sugar and spices, but other flavours of ketchup, such as mushroom or fruit, are also available. It’s sold in glass or plastic squeezeable bottles and, as well as being a condiment, can be used as an ingredient in its own right – in homemade barbecue sauce, for example.

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